God often surprises us by the faithful witness of one whom we think does not believe.  How is it that a “pagan” can so evidently have such persistent confidence in a God whom they seem not to know?  A persistent faith yields a harvest of perseverance.  Perseverance allows me to have a perspective that allows for an experience of waiting for the Lord’s response as His patience with me.

Lord Jesus, may my faith persevere, especially when I wonder if you’ve heard me.  Please remind me that what I experience as delay may well be your patience.